Thursday, October 23, 2014

Golden Dust

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Jewellery- Azva, Dress- Tnfc, Shoes- Asos, On my lips- Media by Mac and Clinique chubby stick in Grandest grape


This time of the year is super exciting because it's bombarded with festive parties, cocktails and weddings! As exciting as it is, figuring out outfits for all these events is always a task. Which is why I have developed a routine and pre-plan my looks way in advance to avoid the last minute jitters. I start with scouting my favourite websites and stores to start with my base. Depending on the occasion I pick between jumpsuits, maxi skirts, maxi dresses, anarkalis or lehengas! As soon as I came across this gorgeous maxi dress, I instantly knew this was going to be a part of my festive wardrobe.

Once that is out of my way, I then tackle the styling element. Because the dress was very classic and simple, it gave me an opportunity to bring out the masterpieces. I chose this gorgeous gold choker necklace with a stunning pendant. It worked in sync with the neckline of the dress which made it flow in harmony. The burgundy gem on the larger than life rain drop pendant added the perfect touch. The beaded detailing on this Azva choker in this gorgeous 22 karat gold makes it such a magnificent piece. The intricacy of the designs of all the Azva pieces always manage to cast a spell on me. Each piece is crafted so diligently using modern techniques but keeping the traditions intact, which is strikingly evident at every glance. I also chose this stunning cuff to enhance the look. The gems on the cuff matched the ones of the necklace which made it appear correlated. Again the detailing is what blew my mind and I could barely take my eyes off it! I was so happy with the end result that I decided to document this look and ultimately decided to wear it to my best friend's cocktail!

For my make up, I went with a dull gold eye shadow all over the lid and drew on a dramatic wing with my eyeliner to match the opulence of the look. Contoured my cheek bones for a flawless appearance and finished off with a touch of blush on the apples. I matched my lips to the dress which is one of my all time favourite combinations! I decided to go with simple pumps in a similar hue to streamline the look.

We Indians share this eternal love for Gold jewellery which is unlikely to fade in the near future. For us, there is so much more to it than just buying new pieces. It's a process that binds us in this endless tradition. One that we proudly call our own. Azva adds a modish touch to these traditional pieces making them the perfect blend for the modern woman. I can see these pieces surviving for decades in my wardrobe as I enjoy this beautiful journey of womanhood. I cannot wait to flaunt these gems again in yet another chapter of grandeur opulence. Until then hope you guys have a wonderful festive season and wish you all a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous new year!


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Diwali Gift Guide

Out of the many hundreds celebrated, Diwali is probably my favourite festival. I love the lights, a few fireworks don't hurt and I absolutely adore the festive spirit everyone is submerged in. Eating delicacies, planning outfits and buying gifts for my friends & family get me uber excited! In an attempt to finish all my pending assignments before hand, this year the buying gifts part got super delayed. But thank god for online shopping, I logged on to Indiacircus.com and pretty much got everything I needed! I don't know about you guys but I have all my dear ones categorized when it comes to deciding on the themes for their gifts. So here's a low down on what I would get for the following:-

1)The Home Freak
We all know a person who would rightly fall into this category. It could be your mom, a friend who just moved into a new place or just anyone who loves putting in that extra effort to make their spaces look exemplary. Be it cushion covers, candles, mugs, rugs or even crockery, they would appreciate every bit of it. For me cushion covers are the safest option because they very subtly yet effectively change the look of the place and by experience, are the most appreciated too!
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2) The Writer
You know that friend who loves to doodle or who needs to pen down every single detail of his/her life into a diary? Or is just intrigued by fancy stationery and has an obsession to collect it like we collect shoes? This is precisely for them! IndiaCircus has some super cool prints and various sizes in the notebooks and diaries which makes it interesting to choose a design that matches the receiver's personality. I ended up picking two for a friend and sneaked in one for myself. This could even be a perfect gift for a sibling or younger cousin who is still studying!
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3) The Fashion Addict
I personally love make up & cosmetic bags. Not only do they come in handy while travelling and look pretty on your dresser but I even carry a small one with my essentials in my everyday bag. The smaller utility pouches can even be used as a tiny clutch for a quick run to finish errands! If this doesn't fancy you, you could even look at some cool wallets, spectacle cases, jewellery or some fun apparel! I know I would love any of these and would cherish them forever.
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4)The Tech Lover
We all have that one friend we go to for any technological help or the one who knows it all about the latest apps to download and if they accidentally get hold of your phone, they are sure to point out 10 things you're doing wrong! These fun Ipad/tablet and phone cases would be the perfect indulgence for them. I personally love this rickshaw print phone cover and this owl print ipad cover! Trust me, you won't regret this!
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5) The Gentleman
When it comes to the men in our lives, there are not many things that come to my mind as gifts. It's the usual wallets, watches, ties or perfumes! But at Indiacircus you could get these mundane items with a touch of quirky prints! Let me divide this for you, for my dad I would probably go for something less experimental like these cufflinks, for my brother I'd probably pick a wrist watch and a fun tie or bowtie for my best guy friends who wouldn't mind stepping a little out of the box!
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I hope this gave you a few ideas for your last minute Diwali shopping! If you do end up ordering some gifts from Indiacircus don't forget to share pictures on Instagram and a have a joyous festive week.


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Marquee by Veromoda

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Pants- Marquee by Veromoda, Cropped top- Veromoda, Necklace & Bag- Veromoda, Shoes- River Island

Veromoda recently launched it's brand new limited edition collection called Marquee. This collection is designed by Karan Johar adding another feather to his cap. The collection is going to be released in parts for the next couple of months. It's mix of ethereal feminine pieces, edgy details as well as some chic active wear. It's very different from what you would normally find at the high street stores here.

This month's collection is divided into three main themes. The first one is dreamy & feminine matched with vintage shapes that render an ethereal elegance to this collection which is dominated by ivories. Details in gold thread, timeless pearls & beads create a truly regal, timeless and classic fashion experience that disregards all temporary fashion fads & seasonal trends. The second one is a delectable mishmash of Bohemian and futuristic aesthetics. Indulging in the cult of print range, this also includes coordinated separates in the form of short dress suits, pants and tops! The last one takes an electric twist for the party circuit. With the party season at it's all time high, this collection lets shimmer and shine take center stage. Interesting patterns, contemporary silhouttes and jackets in gold, blue, silver, black are the highlights of this one!

For this look, I chose these gorgeous Palazzo pants that fit like a dream. It instantly adds that retro vibe and is perfect for a day time occasion. The self print adds more definition to the ivory base and makes it stand out even more. The fabric has the ideal weight to it which makes it fall perfectly. I paired it with this perforated cropped top in a bright tangerine which plays well with the neutral pants. You could even pair these pants with a sleek white blazer for that coveted coordinated suit look. A statement pearl necklace and a bag in a similar hue complete the look. What do you think of this look? Head over to a Veromoda store to try these pants on and check out the other pieces from this collection and don't forget to tell me what you think! 


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